Posts Tagged ‘food’

I’m baaaack!

January 31, 2012

Well, hello there. I’m finally back to feeling like myself again after my jaw surgery… mostly. It’s been a hard emotional journey. I wasn’t prepared for that. All of life is a journey, right? This is part of my journey.

Ok, enough chit chat. Try this!

The Purple One.

Makes one large (2 cup) or two small (1 cup) servings.

8 oz. unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze or freshly made)
3 oz. frozen strawberries
2 oz. frozen wild blueberries (Trader Joe’s, delicious!)
1/4 cup rolled oats
3 T unsweetened shredded coconut
3 Medjool dates, pitted (4 if your dates are small)
tiny pinch of salt (optional)

Process until very smooth.

Full serving is around 450 calories.
Half serving is around 225 calories.

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I survived on a liquid/soft diet for a long time. This is my favorite smoothie from the recovery. It’s high in calories, but it’s packed with fiber and lots of good stuff. Don’t be afraid of “healthy” calories!

Watching your weight? Share with someone you really love. I was having a hard time keeping my weight up during recovery so I didn’t share mine! (wink)

Hope you enjoy this delicious smoothie as much as I do! I just can’t get over how gorgeous the color is. So lovely.

xoxo ~ whitney ~


Veggie Cumin Couscous

July 30, 2009

Veggie Cumin Couscous

In a word: delicious! This Veggie Cumin Couscous was so simple to make. Whole wheat couscous cooked up in a matter of minutes. Meanwhile, I sauteed some garlic, onion and yellow squash over medium-high heat. Seasoned with salt, pepper and lots of cumin. Laid veggies on a bed of couscous topped with fresh cilantro and a dollop of sour cream. Perfect summertime lunch. Would have been nice to squeeze lemon juice over as well.

Veggie Cumin Couscous

Last weekend, my husband and I purchased a variety of vegetables from a local farm including the squash and onion used in this dish. It was so refreshing to pick our produce straight from the farm. HOLY MOLY! The vegetables were gorgeous and huge! I love going to the farm. I remember during the summers growing up I would go with my Nana to pick strawberries, blueberries, string beans, etc. Those are some of my favorite memories. Did I mention we also picked our own blackberries while we were there? I will share more of that soon!

Head out to a Farmer’s Market, and support local food this weekend!
Find one here.

Quick Tip

June 30, 2009

Glass Containers

If you are looking for inexpensive food storage check out your local thrift store. I adore these flip top glass containers. You would be amazed to know how many of these are just waiting for you to scoop them up! And, at .99 cents a pop, why wouldn’t you?! My favorite in this set is certainly the “tea” container. I have a deep love for typography, so this makes me very happy.

I’ve used these glass containers pictured for my assortment of raw nuts and seeds. The green stuff you see is one of my treats from Hawaii. Crunchy Wasabi Peanuts. They are so yummy. I have no idea if they are healthy or not, but the sweetness of the peanut mixed with the crunchy wasabi shell are super yummy. The uses for these jars are endless! I have some larger ones I use for baking items, such as flour, sugar, etc. Also, our dog has claimed two smaller ones for his treats. Don’t be limited to food storage uses, however, as these containers are great for anything!

*TIP: If you are using for food storage, try to find containers that have a good rubber seal. I’ve come across some that are brittle and not usable. In this case, I simply use it for non-food items.

Get out there and give these unwanted items a second chance!

Quick Snack

June 26, 2009

Quick Snack

Just wanted to share this yummy, quick snack that I threw together last night. It was so satisfying and tasty I made it again today! Three ingredients. Crackers, cheese and bruschetta! Here’s what I used…

Mary’s Gone Crackers – Herb (Gluten-Free)
1 Laughing Cow Wedge Light Swiss Original
Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade

That’s it! Simply assemble and enjoy. You could certainly mix and match different ingredients to satisfy your taste buds. I really enjoyed Trader Joe’s Jarred Tapenade. Their products are surprisingly reasonably priced, and I haven’t been let down yet on flavor. Also, I use 6 – 8 crackers with one Laughing Cow Wedge. This snack easily comes in around 150 calories or less, for those of you counting.

Please share what you come up with!  Also, any ideas on how else to use the tapenade?

Food, Inc.

June 24, 2009


I would like to see this movie.
Although, I think it’s going to upset me. Have you seen it?